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Old 03-27-2006, 11:05 PM
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Does anyone know if anyone has ever memorized the entire Bible? If so, who was it?

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Old 03-27-2006, 11:49 PM
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According to Wikipedia, Jack van Impe...

"Van Impe has said that he has memorized 14,000 verses, and that it took him 35,000 hours to do so."
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Old 03-28-2006, 12:39 AM
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I got stuck at the genealogies.....When I was in school in England, we had to memorize the Gospel of St. John. That would be the equivalent of about Grade 6 in Canada. Over 50 odd years of ministry, I think I have a good part of the New Testament memorized, but not from consciously sitting down and memorizing such verses word for word.

LadyEagle, growing up as a PK, I bet you memorized quite a bit as well.


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Old 03-28-2006, 01:02 AM
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Sure, I can quote it all for you right now...

In the...uh... okay, what's the next word?
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Old 03-28-2006, 01:20 AM
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Old 03-28-2006, 04:16 AM
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Originally posted by LadyEagle:
According to Wikipedia, Jack van Impe...

"Van Impe has said that he has memorized 14,000 verses, and that it took him 35,000 hours to do so."
A year or so ago, I happened to be listening to Dr. Jack Van Impe, one morning, when that figure of 14,000 verses was announced in what I took to be a bit of a brag, three different times during the program, although not by Dr. Jack Van Impe, himself. Twice by his wife, Mrs. Rexella Van Impe and once by the announcer, Chuck Oman, who in a bit of departure from the usual fare, had made some announcement about 10 minutes into the program, it was said that the beaming Dr. Jack had 14,000 verses memorized. The very next verse Dr. Van Impe, quoted, after the third 'brag', he mislocated Hebrews 4:12, either as to the verse and citation or the other way around, I don't remember which, at this moment. But with my slightly off-beat sense of humor, I said to myself, "Yep! 14,000 verses memorized, and 13,998 references!" The Lord does have ways of bringing us down a peg or two, now don't HE? [img]graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 03-28-2006, 03:16 PM
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I memorized large portions of it when I was a child. But, my memory is not what it used to be.

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Old 03-31-2006, 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by Joseph_Botwinick:

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Joseph, who or what is "roshith"?
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:20 AM
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I think Joseph intended to do an anagram of the word horse...ummm manure.
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:49 AM
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I've mentioned the late sister Agnes on an earlier thread.
Agnes memorized Scripture as some sort of devotional exercise, not so much as a studytool. In practice this meant that she could not isolate quotes from the Bible. She memorized by Book. If she needed for example a specific bit out of the Book of Acts, she either needed to go look it up, or start at the first sentence and 'scroll down' untill she had reached the section needed.
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